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A nationwide analysis of biodiversity outcomes for sanctuaries

Results from a nationwide analysis of pest control in sanctuaries have provided some important insight.

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Public perceptions and beliefs of novel pest control technologies

When it comes to developing new technologies for pest control, engaging with the public early allows their voices to be heard.

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September newsletter – National Science Challenge

New research on pest control, updates from Better Border Biosecurity, our cross-challenge wānanga and more . . . 

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Invasive wasp control: Are Māori businesses keen?

A new paper in New Genetics and Society details the perceptions of Māori businesses around using biotechnologies in pest control.

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The potential of CRISPR as a tool for controlling invasive wasps

Professor Phil Lester and his team of researchers have recently published a report on the potential for a CRISPR gene drive to be used as a method of pest control for invasive wasps.

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Can feral cat control increase lambing rates?

This summer could tell the Cape to City team if their efforts to control feral cats have paid off.

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Predator Free New Zealand – are we dreaming?

To achieve a predator-Free New Zealand, we need to prepare for future scenarios now.

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First Find-A-Pest prototype released

An app that’s designed to help every-day kiwis protect our native flora and fauna has had its first prototype released.

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Predator eradication: range of options essential

Effective predator control needs new technologies and tools, so science investment is essential, Says Dr James Buwalda.

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Is “Predator free” missing a predator?

While the rest of the country is on a mission to eradicate fluffy, four-legged predators, Julia Schmack is looking at carnivores of a different scale.

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